Wednesday, May 12, 2021

I Return to Citi Field as the Mets Defeat the Orioles and Matt Harvey 7-1


No fans were permitted in major ballparks in 2020 on account of the pandemic.  Presently Citi Field is allowed 20% capacity which would be about 8300 fans.  I was able to get a ticket at the last minute from Stub Hub and sat upstairs in the Promenade for my first game in 20 months. It was necessary for fans to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test to get in.

Matt Harvey who had pitched six seasons for the Mets was facing his former team for the first time.  He received a warm reception from the fans.  He allowed three runs in the second inning allowing four hits in a row.  He left the game after pitching 4 1/3 innings allowing 7 runs and 8 hits with 4 strikeouts.

Tijuan Walker was outstanding for the Mets allowing one run and four hits in 7 innings.

Cowbell Man was in the stadium but the man who yells after every strikeout was nowhere to be heard.  I think by the next homestand more fans will be allowed in the park with sections set aside for those already fully vaccinated.

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